Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 25, 2016 – National Medal of Honor Day

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” –Alexander Hamilton (1775) In 1990, Congress designated March 25th as National Medal of Honor Day, a day that is dedicated … Continue reading

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New County Ordinance Requires Restaurants to Post Inspection Placard

From the office of Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved this week an ordinance requiring restaurants and other food facilities to post color-coded placards that clearly signal to customers how they perform on inspections. … Continue reading

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Beware the Ides of March

If you’ve heard of the Ides of March, it’s probably thanks to William Shakespeare. In his play Julius Caesar, a soothsayer – or fortune teller – says to Caesar: Beware the Ides of March. The Ides of March is a … Continue reading

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Day Light Savings Time Explained

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Checking Your Citrus Trees for Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing Disease

Thank you to the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources and to California Citrus Mutual. The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri, is a tiny mottled brown insect, about the size of an aphid, that poses a … Continue reading

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Shop Oakley

The City of Oakley is rolling out a new program in support of local businesses. The Shop Oakley program evolved from an earlier effort called Oakley First which was spearheaded by 2007 Mayor, Kevin Romick. The Shop Oakley coupon program … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Times – Rebranding

Bay Area News Group Announces Rebranding: TWO REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS —East Bay Times & The Mercury News — San Jose (March 1, 2016) – The Bay Area News Group is today announcing its decision to transform its daily newspapers in the … Continue reading

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